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Home to year-round warm weather, nearby white sand beaches, professional sports teams, and a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, Tampa is a city with much to offer, including a wide selection of beautiful and accommodating Tampa, FL vacation rentals.

Whether you’ve come for business or leisure, a stay in one of our Tampa Bay vacation rentals is the perfect way to experience this bustling city on Florida’s west coast.

So pack your bags (and don’t forget to include a swimsuit) when you book a stay in any of our privately owned, professionally managed Tampa lodging!

Where is Tampa, FL?

The gorgeous bayside city of Tampa is located in southwest Florida. Bordered by the cities of Clearwater and St. Petersburg to the west and Brandon to the east, Tampa is on the north end of scenic Tampa Bay, which opens into the Gulf of Mexico. 

Things to Do in Tampa, FL 

From nightclubs to microbreweries and eclectic restaurants to world-class performing arts centers, state parks, and aquariums, Tampa has something for everyone – and you’ll be front and center to it all when you book a stay at one of our Tampa, FL vacation rentals!

Take your kids on a fun family trip to get up close and personal with playful penguins, acrobatic dolphins, and other curious sea creatures at the Florida Aquarium. Or stay on dry land to tour the African savannah and view hulking elephants, regal lions, mischievous meerkats, and more at Busch Gardens.

Young scalawags will also treasure a fun adventure aboard Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise, which sets sail for the open seas daily in Clearwater.

Nicknamed “Cigar City” for its once-thriving cigar industry, Tampa remains a popular destination for connoisseurs of premium, hand-rolled stogies. Sample some of the area’s finest at Tabanero Cigars while learning about Tampa’s cigar industry on a factory tour. 

Finish the day attending a cheerful musical at the Straz Center for Performing Arts, laughing until it hurts at Side Splitters Comedy Club, or trying to solve a good old-fashioned whodunit while enjoying dinner at the Murder Mystery Company.

Sports in Tampa, FL

No trip to Tampa would be complete without a trip to one of its world-famous arenas for a professional baseball, hockey, or football game. Watch wicked slapshots and gut-wrenching body checks performed daily at Amalie Arena, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning National Hockey League team. If you’ve come during the fall or winter, get your fill of epic field goals, triumphant touchdowns, and quarterback sneaks at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers National Football League game. Tampa’s Boys of Summer, the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball team, hit the diamond from April to October every year, so if you’ve come during these months, make sure to catch one of the team’s games at Tropicana Field.

Outdoor Adventures in Tampa, FL

Outdoor enthusiasts and nature appreciators will love Tampa’s variety of outdoor offerings. Lace up some hiking boots or jump on a bike to ride down the Upper Tampa Bay Trail, a popular natural trail that meanders over waterways and through green spaces for over seven miles in northwest Tampa. Bring binoculars for viewing nesting herons, egrets, gulls, and other native birds, or take along fishing poles and reel in largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, carp, and many more freshwater species in the waterways of Upper Tampa Bay Regional Park.

Home to numerous fishing charters, Tampa is considered by many to be a world-class fishing destination. Take off in the morning with Tampa Bay Fishing Charters and let a skilled guide direct you to prime flats that are home to species like tarpon, snook, redfish, spotted sea trout, and more.

Day Trips from Tampa, FL

Many great day trips are within a short drive from Tampa. With pristine white sand beaches and plenty of sunshine along the Gulf Coast, Clearwater (29 miles west) is a favorite destination of beachgoers and sun-worshippers of all ages. Just a bit further south lie other great beaches at the seaside communities of Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, and Madeira Beach. Though probably best kept for a long weekend, a trip to Disney World is well worth the 84-mile drive northeast to Orlando, especially if you have kids. 

Whether you're seeking an action-packed weekend or a relaxing, extended getaway, a stay in one of our Tampa, FL vacation rentals can’t be beat - book today! 

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